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Dad sells kids to pay off his debts (The Star Online)
PETALING JAYA: A lorry driver deep in gambling debts sold three of his children to pay off his creditors.
The children’s mother, Liew Kim Yow, 27, said the 25-year-old man, whom she referred to as her “boyfriend” because they were not legally married, had suggested in September that his mother take care of their two sons, aged one and three and their five-year-old daughter, while they went to Singapore to work.
They have been living together in Serendah, Hulu Selangor, for seven years.
Liew, who is unemployed, stayed at home to take care of the children while the man worked as a lorry driver.
But after three months, she suspected something amiss because their plans to move to Singapore did not materialise and he kept giving excuses each time she wanted to see their children.